Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 15854 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
BrassicaceaeBrassicaceaeBrassicaceae  
Species Alyssum desertorum Stapf
Common name   desert madwort
Collector(s)
S. Hegji   79  
Coll. Date 02 April 2011 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Tooele County
Locality Sheeprock Mountains, mouth of Harker Canyon, north side of the creek, on the south facing slope, west side of a rock outcropping; 
 
Elev.: 6471 ft. (1973 m.)
Habitat Notes with burned out junipers, low forbs, grasses; 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 59'  21.37" N, 112° 28'  24.38" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.
Specimen Notes low annual with yellow flowers. 

Taxonomy


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Alyssum desertorum Stapf

Common Name(s): desert alyssum, desert madwort.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23032, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Capparales
                                Family: Brassicaceae
                                    Genus: Alyssum
                                        Species: Alyssum desertorum
                                                                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15854s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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04998
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05597
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07139
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08291
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09373
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10589
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12469
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12633
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12633
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15863
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15897

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15925 Aconitum columbianum      "Columbian monkshood" 1.5 mi. SE
15897 Alyssum desertorum      "desert madwort" 20 ft. W
15898 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" 14 ft. SE
15926 Aquilegia formosa      "western columbine" 1.5 mi. SE
15928 Arenaria lanuginosa      "spreading sandwort" 1.5 mi. SE
15940 Argemone munita      "flatbud pricklypoppy" 2258 ft. NW
15911 Balsamorhiza sagittata      "arrow-leaf balsamroot" 1 mi. SE
15853 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" 68 ft. E
15946 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. hololeucus   "gray-stem rubber rabbitbrush" 1.2 mi. SE
15852 Cymopterus longipes      "long-stalked spring parsley" 597 ft. N
15896 Eremogone loisiae      "Lois' sandwort" 631 ft. N
15943 Eriogonum microthecum      "slender wild buckwheat" 490 ft. N
15947 Eriogonum racemosum      "redroot wild buckwheat" same section
15912 Erythronium grandiflorum      "yellow avalanche-lily" same section
15909 Lithophragma glabrum      "bulbous woodland-star" 1 mi. SE
15910 Lithophragma parviflorum      "small-flowered woodland-star" 1 mi. SE
15945 Mentha arvensis      "wild mint" 1.5 mi. SE
15927 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 1.5 mi. SE
15895 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 924 ft. N
15944 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 552 ft. NE
15855 Salix       "willow" 608 ft. NW
15899 Salix bebbiana      "Bebb willow" 608 ft. NW
15924 Sidalcea oregana      "Oregon checkerbloom" same section
15908 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" 1 mi. SE

Locale


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Harker Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 654 ft. NE   Erickson Knoll 
Lion Hill (Summit) Tooele County, UT 1.6 mi. W 6890  Erickson Knoll 
Lion Hill Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 1.7 mi. W 6716  Erickson Knoll 
Dutch Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 2.4 mi. S 8816  Dutch Peak 
Sheeprock Mountains (Range) Tooele County, UT 2.8 mi. S 8114  Dutch Peak 
Wasatch National Forest-Vernon Division (Forest) Tooele County, UT 2.2 mi. E 6119  Dutch Peak 
Grove Hollow (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.2 mi. E   Dutch Peak 
Black Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 2.9 mi. S 8882  Dutch Peak 
Stepladder Trough (Flat) Tooele County, UT 3.1 mi. NW 6086  Lookout Pass 
North Pine Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.9 mi. NW   Erickson Knoll 
Greens Ridge (Ridge) Tooele County, UT 3.5 mi. S 8327  Dutch Peak 
Snow Hollow (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.8 mi. E   Dutch Peak 
Benmore Experiment Station (Locale) Tooele County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 5975  Vernon 
Benmore Guard Station (Locale) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. NE 5965  Vernon 
Benmore (Locale) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. NE 5965  Vernon 
Hilltop Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 3.1 mi. W 8816  Erickson Knoll 
Benmore Experimental Pastures (Flat) Tooele County, UT 3.7 mi. NE 5791  Vernon 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. NW   Erickson Knoll 
Upper Pine Grove (Woods) Tooele County, UT 3.4 mi. SW 8140  Erickson Knoll 
Lower Pine Grove (Woods) Tooele County, UT 3.7 mi. SW 7740  Erickson Knoll 

Links

Taxon Links for species Alyssum desertorum  Stapf

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Alyssum+desertorum

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